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Monterey Bay DART Symposium

June 21, 2019 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

This one-day Symposium will further elevate local, regional, state and national awareness about the Monterey Bay region as a home for Drone, Automation & Robotics, Technology (DART) innovation. The Symposium will bring together industry, academic, and government thought and practice leaders to explore related topics. The outline for the day includes a series of keynote speakers bringing leading edge insight into industry, regulatory and education directions, and the potential for them to thrive in our region. Following lunch, a series of panel discussion will explore topics in more detail including: Education, Airspace & Facilities, Investing, Regulatory & Management, and Application areas in Agriculture, Marine Science, Homeland Security, and more. This content and speakers will be updated as planning for the Symposium progresses.


  • 7:30-8:30 Registration & Continental Breakfast bar

  • 9:00 Welcome, Introduction & Purpose of day

  • 9:30 Economic Development Outlook

  • 10:30-10:45 Break

  • 10:45 Research & Education Foundations

  • 11:45 Awards & Notifications

  • 12:00 Plated Lunch, Networking, Tradeshow, Poster Session

  • 1:00-3:00 Application – moderated panels

    • Agriculture

    • Defense/Homeland Security

    • Energy/Infrastructure/Asset management

    • Marine/Natural Resources management

    • Public Safety

    • Urban Air Mobility

  • 3:00 Keynote

  • 4:00-4:30 Summary of Day

  • 4:30-6:00 Happy Hour, Networking, Tradeshow, Poster Session